Principal Advisor – Clerk Grade 11/12 Workforce Strategy and Design Public Service Commission Temporary up to 12 months with the possibility of becoming ongoing Work/life balance Attractive remuneration package Do you want to work in a high-profile agency that is tasked with setting the direction of workforce strategy for the NSW public sector? We currently have a temporary opportunity for a high performing Principal Advisor to lead our Workforce Strategy and Design team A talent pool may be created. About the role As the Principal Advisor , you will lead and manage a team responsible for the development and implementation of a range of significant sector-wide workforce strategies, programs, policies and initiatives that will enable and build an agile, outcomes-focused NSW public sector workforce that optimises sector performance. About you This exciting opportunity requires a self-motivated individual with strong collaboration skills. You will bring to this role an understanding of contemporary workforce management practices in areas such as organisation and role design, strategic workforce planning and a commitment to maintaining knowledge of best-practice and world-class trends across this field. We are looking for an individual who: Can lead the development and implementation of strategies, programs, initiatives and/or policies Has experience and a good understanding of workforce planning and/or organisation and role design Has knowledge of the workforce and industrial relations legislative and policy frameworks in the NSW public sector Can manage broad consultations, negotiations and partnership arrangements across the sector or across a cluster or large department To find out more, view the Role Description . About the Public Service Commission The Public Service Commission (PSC) is headed by an independent Public Service Commissioner and is a separate agency under the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 (GSE Act) that supports the Commissioner in the exercise of her functions and powers. The PSC leads the design, development and implementation of the full range of sector-wide workforce management strategies to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the NSW government sector. Talent Pool The purpose of this recruitment is to recruit to the temporary Principal Advisor role within the Workforce Strategy and Design team and create a Principal Advisor talent pool. A Talent Pool is used to fill future ongoing and temporary vacancies as they arise and remains valid for 18 months. Am I eligible to apply? To be eligible to apply you must be either: An Australian citizen, or A permanent resident of Australia, or A New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand passport. Applying for the role Applicants must apply through www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au (search by job reference number 000084U6). The application and selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role. For the initial application process, you should submit a short covering letter including responses to the targeted questions, your resume and answer the pre-screening questions. Please note we may seek verification of the experience, skills and qualifications you provide in your application from your nominated referee or educational institution. For questions about the role , please contact Jennifer Perry, Director Workforce Strategy and Capability, on (02) 9272 6047. For questions or to request a reasonable adjustment, please contact Elleanor Wood on (02) 9272 6152 or PSC_HRpsc.nsw.gov.au Further information to assist you with applying for this role: PSC Applicant Information Package Applying for a role in the NSW Public Service Please visit our website to learn more about the workings of the Commission http://www.psc.nsw.gov.au/ Closing Date: Sunday, 7 February 2021 (at 11.59pm) The NSW Government is a proud employer of a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, or sexual orientation. We are committed to reflecting the diverse community we serve and creating an inclusive and flexible workplace. People with disability are supported to access adjustments in recruitment processes and in the workplace, to enable them to demonstrate their skills and capabilities to meet the requirements of the job. As supporters of flexible working, we understand that flexibility means different things to different people. We welcome discussions about how our roles can be undertaken flexibly, including through job share arrangements. Key Application Responses Please answer the following questions by providing tangible examples. The responses you provide may be verified should you progress to interview and by your referees. Responses for each question should be limited to approximately 300 words. Please provide details of a major project that you were responsible for developing and/or implementing. Include key aspects that you considered were critical to its success, including effective stakeholder management, sound judgement and capacity to make decisions and recommendations. Provide a summary of your experience with contemporary workforce management issues. Expand on one example that highlights your knowledge and experience.